Australian cities critical for threatened wildlife—16 December 2015

New research by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) reveals that Australian cities still retain a remarkable number of threatened species.

All Australian cities and towns contain species that are officially listed as threatened. Sydney has the most, at 126 species, Kalgoorlie-Boulder in Western Australia has the most distinct collection of animals found in an urban area, and Kempsey in NSW has the most unique plants. 

Media issued by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED).

Image: Koala.
Image courtesy of Michael Elliott at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Original Published Date: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2015